RECOMMENDED CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

 

AGES 4-8

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall (winner of the 2019 Caldecott Medal)

Let’s Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Lulu Is a Rhinoceros by Jason Flom

Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete by James Dean

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

The Word Collector by Peter H Reynolds

Drawn Together by Minh Le

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

 

AGES 8-12

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly (winner of the 2018 Newbury Medal)

You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Bob by Wendy Mass

Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Clearly

Guinness World Records 2019

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Prince Martin Wins His Sword by Martin Hale

 

 

AGES 10-14

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (2019 Newbury Honor Book)

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (2019 Newbury Honor Book)

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riodan

New Kid by Jerry Craft

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Spy Runner by Eugene Yelchin

The Simple Art of Flying by Cory Leonardo

Watch Hollow by Gregory Funaro

The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

 

 

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